Wook Jin Choi

● Ph.D. student,

Department of Forestry and Natural Resources,

Purdue University

choi794@purdue.edu

Education

● 2021 – M.A. in Latin American Economics, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

Thesis: An Analysis on the Effects of Corruption affecting CO2 Emissions in South America

● 2016 – B.S in Bioscience and Biotechnology / B.A. in Spanish Interpretation and Translation, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea,

Research Interest

● To study the relationship between global change and forest ecosystem diversity using big data and Artificial Intelligence

Publication

● 08/2021 – Korean Association of Lusophone Area Studies, The Determinants of Deforestation in Latin America: Focusing on Corruption Factors. (Original title in Korean: 라틴아메리카에서 삼림 파괴 결정 요인: 부패요인을 중심으로)

● 06/2021 – Korean Council on Latin America & the Caribbean, The Romantic Natural Resource in Latin America: Wine (Original title in Korean: 라틴아메리카의 감성 천연 자원: 와인)

● 08/2020 – Graduate School of International and Area Studies, An Analysis on the Effects of Corruption affecting CO2 Emissions in South America

● 12/2018 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, An Analysis on the perception of Korean wave in South America using big data: Comparative analysis of K-pop perception in Latin American countries (Chile, Peru, Mexico) affected by the Korean Wave (Original title in Korean: 빅데이터를 활용한 중남미 국가들 내에서의 한류 인식 분석: 한류 열풍이 강하게 영향을 미친 중남미 국가 (칠레, 페루, 멕시코)에서의 K-POP에 대한 인식 비교분석)

Award

● 2018 – Excellence award, A thesis contest for Latin American studies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Latin American Studies Association of Korea